There are matches were Orange volleyball know beforehand will be battles, and there are matches were they simply have to take care of business against an undermanned opponent. Tuesday was one of those times.

Orange made quick work of Southern Durham in its second game in two days, finishing the Spartans 3-0 on scores of 25-12, 25-9 and 25-14.

The Panthers improve to 8-4, 3-3 in the Big 8. The Panthers are now in 5th place in the Big 8, one-half game behind Northwood.

It was a night where Orange’s faces of the future stood in the limelight. Freshman Chloe Riley had a career-high eleven kills, leading the team.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Werden registered three aces, one kill, 26 assists and five digs. Junior Meg Gattis has three aces, two assists and ten kills.

It was a dominant night for Orange serving, finishing with 21 aces. Sophomore Emma Clements, who had seven aces against Jordan on Monday night, came away with six against the Spartans. Sophomore Elizabeth Vosburg registered four aces. Vosburg also had Orange’s only block of the match.

After losing all three of its matches last week, Orange will go for a three-game winning streak on Thursday night when they host Northern Durham in Hillsborough. Next week, the Panthers play three games in three days (at East Chapel Hill, at Bartlett Yancey and a home date with Hillside).

The Orange Junior Varsity volleyball squad captured a 2-0 win over Southern Durham. The Panther JV squad is now 12-0 having lost only one set the whole season, against Jordan last month.

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